Monday, February 26, 2024

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 28 February Features J. Mark Lowe

 Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 12 noon PST 

CVGS General Meeting (in a Zoom Video Conference) 

“Making Those Early Census Records Talk to You” 

by J. Mark Lowe 

 Stop avoiding those pre-1850 census records. Turn those 1’s and 0’s into clues and lively pictures of your family. You might discover some new information or people. 

 J. Mark Lowe describes himself as “born to be curious.” He is a professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years through YouTube, Webinars, and Institutes. 

He serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Georgia), SLIG (Utah), and TIGR (Texas), does Webinars for Legacy Family Tree Webinars and has worked on several genealogical television series including Follow Your Past, African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events, and podcasts, including Twice Removed and Blast From My Past. Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), FGS’ FORUM, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly, North Carolina Genealogical Quarterly, and other society publications. 

He is a Past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and Past President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society.  Mark is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood Award and Lifetime Membership award by the Association of Professional Genealogists. Mark’s website is

 PLEASE REGISTER for this event through the event email that will be sent to all CVGS members or on the CVGS website (


This program will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform for Meetings.

Please note that the meeting starts at 12 noon Pacific Time (3 p.m. Eastern time, 2 p.m. Central time, 1 p.m. Mountain time). The Zoom Meeting room will be open by 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time for visiting and helping attendees connect.

Members and non-members can register on the CVGS website for this meeting at  and look for the email with the Zoom meeting reminder after registration, or on Tuesday, 27 February, with the link to JOIN the Zoom meeting. Contact if you have problems or register too late for the email.  

Attendance is free but only 100 Zoom seats are available, so please register soon.

NOTE: The Chula Vista Genealogical Society offers an annual membership of $30. Besides the monthly General Meeting with a program speaker on the last Wednesday of each month, there is a monthly Research Group meeting on second Wednesdays on Zoom, an in-person Education meeting on third Tuesdays, and a DNA Interest Group meeting on third Wednesdays on Zoom, all at 12 noon Pacific time.  There is also a monthly 10 page email newsletter chock full of program announcements, research tips, research articles, and program reviews.


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